Also prepositor, prepostor.

Origin of praepostor

From the Medieval Latin word praepositor, dating back to 1510–20. See prae-, posit, -tor
Related formsprae·pos·to·ri·al [pree-po-stawr-ee-uh l, -stohr-] /ˌpri pɒˈstɔr i əl, -ˈstoʊr-/, adjective


Also pre·pos·tor [pree-pos-ter] /priˈpɒs tər/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for prepostor

Historical Examples of prepostor

  • It wasn't till some year or so after the events recorded above that the prepostor of their room and passage left.

British Dictionary definitions for prepostor


prepostor (priːˈpɒstə)

  1. British rare a prefect in any of certain public schools

Word Origin for prepositor

C16: from Latin praepositus placed before
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